Highly qualified and extensively experienced Catholic educator, Lucie Farrugia, has been appointed as the eleventh Principal of Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta.

“Ms Farrugia was selected because of her strong values and beliefs that align so well to the Mercy Values and their role in contemporary education. Secondly, her broad experience and success in leadership roles will deliver benefits for our staff, students and our community,” said Chair of the College Board, Ms Kerrie Walshaw.

“It is with great excitement that we announce her appointment to take our school into the next era of our 130 year history,” said Ms Walshaw.

Lucie Farrugia has more than 35 years’ experience in Catholic education and is currently serving as the Acting Principal of Christian Brothers’ High School Lewisham. She previously held leadership positions in curriculum, pastoral care, communications and development, and identity and mission at St Patrick’s College in Campbelltown and MLC Sydney.

She holds a Master of Educational Leadership, a Bachelor of Education, a Diploma of Teaching and Certificate of Religious Education from the Australian Catholic University. She also holds a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from the Harvard Business School.

“Ms Farrugia’s appointment follows an independent recruitment process that was very competitive, with numerous high-calibre candidates, reflecting the current strength and potential of OLMC Parramatta,” said Ms Walshaw.

Ms Farrugia, who will commence in January 2021, welcomed the appointment and thanked the College Board. “I see learning as a vibrant and life-long enterprise and, as Principal of OLMC, I will focus on ensuring the best academic outcomes for our students, coupled with many and varied opportunities and support for their growth as individuals of faith,” said Principal appointee, Ms Lucie Farrugia.

“I am honoured to take up this appointment in this much loved College and look forward to working with the College Leadership Team and the entire staff, as we continue to enhance and empower this learning community, for the benefit of all”.